Passport Application & Checklist
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If you’re making plans for international travel, you can apply for a U. S. Passport at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.The library is a Passport Acceptance Facility, as designated by the U. S. Department of State. Passport services, including passport photos, are available at times convenient for you – during library hours, seven days a week. No appointment is necessary. Library staff at the User Services desk will direct you to the appropriate department to begin the process.
For application forms, information on documentation required, how to renew a passport, fees and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, please visit the only official website for passport information, travel.state.gov and review the New Passport Checklist. The library does not handle renewals.
Individuals may apply for a passport at the library during these hours:
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday
For general questions call the library at 573-334-5279.
What Fees to Expect When You Apply
Several passport payments are required for a new passport:
- The U. S. Department of State’s fee for an adult or child’s passport; an expedite fee (if desired), payable by check or money order to the U. S. Department of State.
- An execution fee set by the U. S. Department of State for each new passport, payable by check or money order to the Cape Girardeau Public Library.
- Passport photo fee (if photo taken at the library): $10 payable to the Cape Girardeau Public Library by check or money order.
If this is your first passport, you must apply in person. A passport application is available at the library or online on the U. S. Department of State passport page at travel.state.gov. To save time, complete the application online, print it out and bring it to the library. Do not sign this application before visiting the library to submit your application.
For further details or other information, visit the U. S. Department of State passport website at travel.state.gov.
In order to apply for a passport book or card, please read pages 1,2,4 and 5 of The Application for U.S. Passport or Registration” (Form DS-11). Copies of this form are available from the Information Services staff at the library, or from travel.state.gov.
Applicants should complete the following checklist. Missing information will result in a delay in your passport processing time:
- ðComplete DS-11 passport application. Completed online or in black ink (with no white out or scribbling). Applicants are responsible for providing legible, complete and accurate information on their passport applications. Incorrect or unacceptable information may result in processing delays and/or denial of the application.
- ðAppear in person. All ages. No exceptions for children.
- ðPresent valid State Driver license or valid government ID. U. S. Department of State will not accept temporary paper licenses. Applicants under the age of 16 must apply in person with both of their parents or with one parent and completed form DS-3053. Applicants who are 16 or 17 must appear with one parent (parent also provides valid ID).
- ðPay the required fees to the U.S. Department of State (check or money order only). Separate checks must be made for each application. See Fees section.
- ðProof of U. S. Citizenship (original birth certificate, U. S. Passport or original naturalization certificate). All children under the age of 16 must present their original raised-seal birth certificate. Birth certificates must show the names of both parents.
- ðOne passport photo. $10 fee for photo taken at the library.
Fees for a Passport Book
- $110 for an individual 16 years of age or older.
- $80 for an individual 15 years of age or younger.
- Optional: Expedited Service Fee - $60 additional per application.
- Optional:Overnight Delivery Service Fee - $20.66 additional per application.
- Check for all applicable fees made payable to the U. S. Department of State. No cash or credit card.
Fees for a Passport Card
A passport card may be used for international travel by land or sea between the United States and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda.
- $30 for an individual 16 years of age or older.
- $15 for an individual 15 years of age or younger
- Check payable to the U. S. Department of State. No cash or credit card.
Library Execution Fee
Check or money order made payable to the Cape Girardeau Public Library for the $25 CGPL processing fee per application. No cash or credit cards.